Once social distancing measures are relaxed, take summer break to visit the school/program you have agreed to attend. If you have not declared or taking a gap year, be sure to make the most of your time and visit all campuses that you are interested in applying. Call the school/programs admissions office to set up a campus tour. If a school/program requires an in-person interview as part of the application process, you can also schedule that when you go visit the campus. Some schools/programs allow you to experience a night in the dorms or have summer programs….so be sure to ask when you call to schedule your tour!
College Application Week happens in the fall of each year. The dates for the class of 2020 will be announced in the spring. 1st week in February for class of 2020.
When should I apply?
You would be fairly safe if you have your applications submitted by the end of October but look for the application deadlines on each schools website.
If you know for sure where you are going, you can apply using early decision or early action. Keep in mind though that early decision is binding. If the college accepts you and offers you an adequate financial aid package, you must go there.
Early action is not binding so you can still apply to other colleges as part of regular admissions, however many schools won’t allow you to apply to other schools as part of their early action.
Do you have questions about scholarships? Not sure how to fill one out? When it is due? Do I qualify? These and more can be answered just see Val, Darcie, Battleson, Fulton, or Moncrief in the Bruin Center or Counseling Office.
FAFSA opens on October 1st. Be sure to plan your FAFSA events now! Get together and submit those FAFSA’s! Go to FAFSA.gov for application and submission details.
COLLEGE TRIPS & VISITS:
- College Reps will be visiting the BHHS Bruin Center
- Pacific University
- U of O
- Trips available to visit college campuses
- Oregon State University – November 6
- Linn-Benton Community College
- University of Oregon
- Lane Community College
- Southern Oregon University
- Western Oregon University
Scholarship Release and Financial Aid Presentation Night
December for class of 2020
Senior & Parent/Guardian Information Night
September for class of 2020
If you miss it you can still review the information that will be shared via PowerPoint.
QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF………………………….
Signed up for SAT’s?
When do I turn in the FAFSA?
Scholarships are out when?
When are the important dates?
When is the next FAFSA workshop?
THINGS TO DO……………………………………
Pass all required classes
Complete Essential Skills Requirement- Smarter Balance (Test or Work samples)
Have CIS Portfolio completed
Complete Senior Project